Link with Paolozzi
Elizabeth Ogilvie knew Eduardo Paolozzi, one of the towering figures of British art, whom I had the good fortune to do a Masterclass with many years ago.
So, visiting Elizabeth during Open Studios was a “must”. She is sharing studio space outside Alloa. with three other artists- Sue Myles, Vicky Bryant and Ruth Couper.
Her work is colourful and abstract. She says: “ I never know what I am going to do when I pick up a paintbrush.”
It is said that if you know what you are going to do before you do it then you are doing somebody else’s work.
I told her Paolozzi’s influence still lives on with me. A robot I made in his class I now use as part of an interactive installation using voice activated technology.
I showed her a piece of work made this morning now on instagram.
She said Paolozzi would approve.